This unique and versatile wood can be used in many of the same areas and designs as new cut wood, but with dramatically different results. These 6 barnwood siding design ideas can give you a glimpse of the many ways it can be utilized to create a one-of-a-kind look:

1. Reception and Check-Out Desk Fronts

Make a statement to your customers and clients by cladding the front of your reception desk or check-out area in barnwood. Rustic wood has a lot of appeal, and can help set the tone for the rest of the space. The many hues in the wood give you a built-in palette you can design the rest of the space around. 

2. Rustic Ceiling Accents

Wood brings a lot of warmth to any room or area. For rooms with high ceilings, consider adding some warmth to the area with reclaimed barnwood. By using the wood on the ceiling, you draw the eye upward and emphasize the height of the room, while adding a lot of ambiance and warmth to the space. In this room, the area at the top of the ceiling is done in a contrasting wood, which adds even more interest and helps lighten up the space at the very top.

3. Complete Ceiling

If the room you’re working with has lower ceilings, you can still use the beauty of reclaimed barnwood siding to help bring warmth and interest to the room. If the rest of the decor is already rustic in style, or whether you’re going for some contrast with a Rustic Modern design, this unique ceiling material will quickly elevate the style of the entire room. 

4. Bar Areas

Real wood has a profound effect on people’s moods. It makes them happier, less stressed, and more at ease. These are all qualities you want to imbue in a bar area or eating establishment. By creating the bar out of reclaimed barnwood, you can reap all of those benefits along with a lot of extra style. Pair the wood with some rustic or industrial style bar stools to complete the design and get instant attention from anyone who walks in.

5. Beamed Ceilings

Another way to add interest to a tall ceiling is to pair rustic reclaimed barnwood siding with rustic reclaimed wood beams. This creates added interest in the way of a repeating pattern in the room, and helps draw the eye upward, emphasizing the height of the room and giving it some much needed detail. This room also features fieldstone and brick, which both complement the rustic wood beautifully, forming one cohesive design. 

6. Rustic Wood Flooring

There’s nothing like the warmth and personality of a real wood floor. A floor made of reclaimed barnwood siding is going to have a lot of character and personality. This makes the floor an instant conversation piece within the room and helps it set the stage for the rest of the interior design, giving you a built in color palette and style.

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